Audiobooks in the U.S.

Statistics report on the audiobook market and consumption in the U.S.

Audiobooks in the U.S.

This report has been compiled to provide statistical information about the audiobook market in the United States. It begins with an overview of book revenue compared to audiobook revenue, followed by a chapter on consumption, and ending with insights into listener habits.

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Key industry data

  • Premium Statistic Trade book sales revenue in the U.S. 2017-2022, by format
  • Premium Statistic U.S. book market - format market shares 2020-2022
  • Premium Statistic Audiobook industry size in the U.S. 2018-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of audiobooks published in the U.S. 2007-2021


  • Premium Statistic Annual number of books read in the U.S. 2019-2021
  • Premium Statistic Average number of books read in the U.S. 2020, by format
  • Premium Statistic Book consumption in the U.S. 2011-2021, by format
  • Basic Statistic Audiobook consumption in the U.S. 2020-2023
  • Premium Statistic Audiobook listeners in the U.S. 2021, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Penetration of audiobook consumption in the U.S. 2018-2019, by ethnicity
  • Premium Statistic Average number of audiobooks listened to the U.S. 2018-2020

Listening habits

  • Premium Statistic Locations for listening to audiobooks in the U.S. 2020-2021
  • Basic Statistic Multi-tasking: audiobooks and e-books U.S. 2020, by gender
  • Premium Statistic Reasons for listening to audiobooks in the U.S. 2019

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